Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


Others have added their two cents about Sen. John Cornyn's recent floor speech before the Senate, but I wanted to make sure I posted it for those who haven't come across it yet.

"I don't know if there is a cause-and-effect connection but we have seen some recent episodes of courthouse violence in this country. Certainly nothing new, but we seem to have run through a spate of courthouse violence recently that's been on the news and I wonder whether there may be some connection between the perception in some quarters on some occasions where judges are making political decisions yet are unaccountable to the public, that it builds up and builds up and builds up to the point where some people engage in - engage in violence." -Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).
Cornyn is drawing ire for his lame attempt to explain the criminal mind, rightfully so. It's not as if Cornyn is a novice when it comes to understanding the judiciary either. As Josh Marshall has pointed out, Cornyn is a former District Court judge, a former member of the Supreme Court of Texas and a former Texas Attorney General. WTF?

Add to that Rep. Tom DeLay's comments last week against the judges involved in the Schiavo case, and one has to wonder what these guys are drinking in the Republican cloakrooms.
"Mrs. Schiavo's death is a moral poverty and a legal tragedy. This loss happened because our legal system did not protect the people who need protection most, and that will change. The time will come for the men responsible for this to answer for their behavior, but not today. Today we grieve, we pray, and we hope to God this fate never befalls another. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schindlers and with Terri Schiavo's friends in this time of deep sorrow." -Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX), Majority Leader of your House of Representatives.


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